Middle East Economic Survey


No 9



Tehran Refinery Fire Expected To Cause Two-Week Outage

A fire at the Tehran oil refinery on 18 February is expected to require damaged units to be shut down for two weeks for repairs. The fire lasted for about five hours, with state radio reporting that the cause was thought to be a leak in a fractionation column. Refinery Manager Abbas Kazemi was quoted by the National Iranian Oil Companys (NIOCs)PIN news service on 20 February as...